• The infamous hula hoop.

    Words by Caleigh Smith. Nestled between the boundaries of Bald Mountain, William’s Peak and Sunlight Peak is a small gem. It’s usually an earthy tone and many people seek its riches on foot in the summer times. Often, however, it becomes white and glistening, and that’s when people seem to...

  • Photo by Dave Camara courtesy of Arapahoe Basin.

    DENVER, Colo. – January 19, 2017 – Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced today that while total skier visits at its 22 member resorts were down single digits compared to last year’s first period visit numbers, they are up 3 percent over the five-year average. The first period skier...

  • Blasting out of the trees and into the goods. Photo by Dave Camara from Arapahoe Basin.

    5 Tips to Find Powder Days After a Storm

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    Ahhhhh… The feeling of soft snow floating up and coating your face while you glide along layers of clouds underneath… People ascribe this to be one of the best feelings on Earth, and no true snow-surfer will ever disagree. One of the reasons powder skiing and riding feels so damn...

  • Introducing Little Lightning, Our Fifth Grade Mountain Correspondent

    on October 3 | in Skiing & Snowboarding | by | with Comments Off on Introducing Little Lightning, Our Fifth Grade Mountain Correspondent

    Little Lightning[Editor’s note: We’re thrilled to announce the newest member of the Ski Country blogging team. Little Lightning is participating in Colorado Ski Country USA’s 5th Grade Passport Program, which offers fifth graders up to sixty free days of skiing, as well as a free lesson and rental equipment for fifth graders who are brand new to skiing and snowboarding. Tune in throughout the ski season to keep tabs on her adventures as she visits resorts all across Ski Country, takes her skiing ability to the next level, and enjoys Colorado’s signature winter sport.]

    Hi my name is Emma B and I will be 11 in October.  I started skiing when I was three and when I was four it became my passion.  I live in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.  Sunlight Mountain Resort is my home mountain.  I like to ski everything from trees, moguls, powder, to terrain parks.  My favorite times to ski are when I am with my friends and family.
    I have been so excited about this 5th grade passport program since I heard about it a couple years ago.  In the past I have skied at Snowmass, Copper Mountain, A-Basin Powder horn, and 3 ski areas in South Dakota.  I am looking forward to being a representative for the 5th grade passport program.  I am also excited to ski at places I haven’t been before like Eldora, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Loveland, Winter Park, Granby Ranch, Steamboat Springs, Ski Cooper, Monarch, Crested Butte, Telluride, Durango Mountain, and last but not least Wolf Creek.  I will do a report on every area I ski this winter and I will be letting everyone know where the good food is, the best skiing, and the shortest lift lines.  Feel free to contact me on the blog with any questions or comments you might have.  Most of all I’m looking forward to making many new skiing and snowboarding friends.

    Hi, I’m Little Lightning and I will be eleven years old in October. I started skiing when I was three and when I was four it became my passion. I like to ski everything from trees, moguls, powder, to terrain parks, especially when I am with my friends and family.

    I’ve been so excited about the 5th grade passport program since I heard about it a couple years ago. In the past, I have skied at Snowmass, Copper Mountain, Arapahoe Basin, Powderhorn, and three ski areas in South Dakota. I’m looking forward to being a representative for the 5th grade passport program and I can’t wait to ski at places I haven’t been before, like Eldora, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Loveland, Winter Park, Granby Ranch, Steamboat Springs, Ski Cooper, Monarch, Crested Butte, Telluride, Durango Mountain, and last but not least Wolf Creek.

    I will do a report on every area I ski this winter and I will be letting everyone know where the good food is, the best skiing, and the shortest lift lines. Feel free to contact me at LLightning@Coloradoski.com with any questions or comments you might have.

    Most of all I’m looking forward to making many new skiing and snowboarding friends. Think snow!

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  • Copper starts making snow, announces an announcement, and launches trip giveaway

    on October 2 | in Deals, Resorts, Snow | by | with Comments Off on Copper starts making snow, announces an announcement, and launches trip giveaway

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    Snowmaking began Tuesday morning on the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain in preparation for the U.S. Alpine Ski Team to begin their road to Sochi training on Colorado snow. Copper Mountain’s opening day is Nov. 1, only 31 days away. The full team of Olympic hopefuls, including Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), Bode Miller (Franconia, NH), Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) will be introduced Nov. 8 during Nature Valley First Tracks Alpine Team Naming – a free all American pep-rally open to the public to kick off the ski and snowboard season. The full day event allows fans to catch the U.S. Ski Team training, participate in a fan-led parade and official naming ceremony, followed by an athlete autograph session and headlining live music in Burning Stones Plaza, located in Center Village.

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  • UPDATED: Loveland, Arapahoe Basin Rev Up the 2013/14 Colorado Ski Season with Fall’s First Snowmaking

    on September 27 | in Resorts, Skiing & Snowboarding | by | with Comments Off on UPDATED: Loveland, Arapahoe Basin Rev Up the 2013/14 Colorado Ski Season with Fall’s First Snowmaking

    Photo credits: Loveland Ski Area; Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

    Photo credits: Loveland Ski Area; Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

    Just when skiers and snowboarders throughout Colorado began firing their home furnaces for the first time since April, some folks in Ski Country had a better idea: At 6:00 pm on Friday evening, Loveland ski area fired its snowmaking guns for the first time this season, kicking off the annual race to Opening Day in Colorado. Just a few hours later and a few miles on the other side of the Continental Divide, Arapahoe Basin followed suit.

    Moisture mixed with a jet stream plummeting south from Canada brought snow throughout the high country, and air temperatures are now low enough at Loveland and A-Basin for productive snowmaking. It’ll probably be a few more weeks before you’re allowed on the mountain, but this is your signal to sharpen your skis and boards, put down the twelve-ounce curls, and pick up your fitness regimen!

    Stay tuned to this blog, our Facebook page, and our Twitter account throughout the weekend for updates on exciting developments in Ski Country.

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  • Second Day of Autumn Brings Morning Snowfall

    on September 23 | in General | by | with Comments Off on Second Day of Autumn Brings Morning Snowfall

    New folderClockwise from top: Copper Mountain_Tripp Fay, Arapahoe Basin, Telluride_Thad Quimby, Durango_James Bunten, Crested Butte_Chris Segal

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  • First Snows in Colorado Ski Country USA

    on September 19 | in General | by | with Comments Off on First Snows in Colorado Ski Country USA

    Resorts woke up with some frozen precipitation on high peaks this morning. #WinterIsComing

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  • Powderhorn Mountain Resort Announces Improvements and Capital Projects for the 2013-14 Season

    on September 18 | in General | by | with Comments Off on Powderhorn Mountain Resort Announces Improvements and Capital Projects for the 2013-14 Season

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    Powderhorn Mountain Resort

    Powderhorn Mountain Resort (PMR) is pleased to announce improvements and capital projects for the 2013-2014 ski and ride season. Guests will find enhancements in all areas of the resort operation, with continued focus on the overall guest experience. Improvements for the upcoming season include: a new Master Development Plan (MDP) for future improvements; point of entry enhancements; slope maintenance improvements and additions to Powderhorn’s  snowcat fleet; lift maintenance enhancements; new kitchen equipment and expanded seating in the Sunset Grille; and the addition of an alternative on-mountain dining option. Continue Reading

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  • Copper Mountain Introduces Sherpa: New Smartphone App for Skiers, Riders

    on September 17 | in General, Video | by | with Comments Off on Copper Mountain Introduces Sherpa: New Smartphone App for Skiers, Riders

    Copper Mountain Resort

    Copper Mountain Resort

    Copper Mountain has developed an all new on-mountain audio intelligence smart phone application called Sherpa, available for the 2013/14 winter season. Sherpa is the first hands-free, geo-aware mountain guide giving guests access to local expert advice and the ability to enjoy Copper unlike ever before.

    • Sherpa is the first hands-free, geo-aware mountain guide available for smartphones
    • Terrain and lift updates, local insider tips and ski patrol aid all available through Sherpa
    • Sherpa will be available for iPhone on November 1, 2013, available for Android in mid-December Continue Reading

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  • Colorado Ski Country USA and Christy Sports Partner to Introduce Kids to Skiing and Snowboarding

    on September 16 | in General, Kids & Family Friendly Zone | by | with Comments Off on Colorado Ski Country USA and Christy Sports Partner to Introduce Kids to Skiing and Snowboarding

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    Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced today that Christy Sports, a family owned and Colorado based ski and snowboard retailer, is partnering with CSCUSA in support of the 5th and 6th Grade Passport Programs.

    With roots in Colorado skiing and snowboarding retail dating back to 1958, Christy Sports is a natural fit for the state’s most influential children’s ski pass program. “Our industry leading kids Passport Programs are such a fantastic way for kids to learn their way around Colorado’s renowned resorts, develop confidence and enjoy our state’s spectacular outdoors,” said Melanie Mills, president and CEO, Colorado Ski Country USA. “Christy Sports is an ideal partner for the program and an ideal place to get your kids kitted out for the ski season ahead.” Continue Reading

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  • Last Chance for Best Prices on Skis, Boards at Ski & Snowboard Expo

    on September 16 | in General, Kids & Family Friendly Zone | by | with Comments Off on Last Chance for Best Prices on Skis, Boards at Ski & Snowboard Expo

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    Colorado Ski Country USA

    By the time the 22nd annual Colorado Ski and Snowboard Expo opens for business on Nov. 8-10, 2013 in downtown Denver at the Colorado Convention Center in Hall A, snow will be flying, areas will have opened, and skiers and riders will need to make their final pre-season gear purchases. The gigantic sale is a “must” for mountain-bound slope sliders in need of every kind of gear–skis, snowboards, boots, helmets, jackets, outerwear and essential accessories such as hats, goggles, and gloves. The reason: prices on last season’s inventory and special buys from manufacturers are marked down 40-75 percent.

    Besides the shopping opportunity, representatives from 24 Colorado resorts, Ski Utah, and other western and Canadian resorts will have updates on new developments on their mountains and specials on everything from lodging, lift tickets, and lessons to discounts on dining and mountain resort activities. Continue Reading

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  • Telluride Partners with Solitude Mountain Resort

    on September 15 | in General | by | with Comments Off on Telluride Partners with Solitude Mountain Resort

    Solitude Mountain Resort

    Solitude Mountain Resort

    Telluride Ski Resort has some of the most spectacular terrain in Colorado for every ability of skier. Amazing views, great dining and a town with historical character and charm compliment a Telluride experience.

    Solitude Mountain Resort boasts over 500 inches of snow annually covering 1200 acres of incredible terrain on 65 runs and three bowls, making it a Utah must for every ski enthusiast. And let’s not forget Honeycomb Canyon with its off-piste terrain similar to Telluride’s.

    These two unique resorts have come together to offer a great opportunity for full season pass holders at each mountain to get out and experience something new and different this season. Telluride Ski Resort full season pass holders will now be able to experience three free days of skiing at Solitude Mountain Resort and the same for Solitude full season pass holders this 2013-14 ski season. Continue Reading

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